Flagger Dies After Being Struck By a Pickup Truck in a Highway Work Zone. The N.Y. F.A.C.E Report

In February 2004, a flagger was struck and killed by a pickup truck driven by a traveling motorist in a highway work zone. An investigation of the accident was conducted by the New York State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation staff. Based on the findings from the investigation, three recommendations were made. First, employers should consider the use of law enforcement officers in cruisers at each end of large highway work zones and the use of radar surveillance for traffic speed control. Second, speed limits should be reduced through work zones on highways with high traffic volume to help protect workers. Third, employers and highway work crews should consider using additional traffic control devices and warning signs to supplement the minimum signs recommended by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 22-23
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  • Accession Number: 01051850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2007 10:47PM